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Date:         Thu, 29 Nov 2001 14:55:46 EST
Reply-To:     BenTbtstr8@AOL.COM
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From:         Ben T <BenTbtstr8@AOL.COM>
Subject:      Re: Fan belt tightening-- When to do it?
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In a message dated 11/29/01 11:35:16 AM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

<< I'm going to try to tighten my fan belts today. Those of you with experience please tell me when is the best time to tighten fan belts. When the engine and fan belt is hot, or cold? My belt squeaks when hot but not when cold. >>

Sounds like you need to do it while it's warm. Gets some fine sandpaper and rough-up the pulley just a bit while you're back there. I have a policy of replacing repeatedly squeaky belts with new ones. It's cheap insurance. I also modified my alternator bracket to accept the geared adjuster nut available in later Golfs and Jettas. I think someone said a similar bracket is now available from VW. It beats trying to stretch the pulleys apart while trying to tighten the nuts at the same time.


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